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Our Mission is Helping Basset Hounds in Need

October 7 , 2007

Basset Waddle

Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico exists to help needy Basset Hounds.

Some need new homes - their owners become ill and can no longer take care of them. Sometimes families move - across the country or across town to a smaller home, perhaps with pet restrictions.

In some cases, a basset is injured. Lost and alone, or sometimes the family can not afford the medical expenses.

Our current need is for Buster, a healthy three year old male basset hound. Buster was found in Bernalillo. His leg was injured and he was taken to an emergency hospital. After the vet said his leg wasn't broken, he was sent to a shelter. The shelter felt the leg needed attention, and called Basset Hound Rescue. We brought him to Bolton Animal Hospital for an examination. X-rays proved the leg was badly broken, only the location of the break had hidden it from the first vet. Gentle and loving in spite of the severe pain, Buster needed surgery to correct a broken leg. Three weeks after surgery, and two and a half in the hospital, Buster is in foster care - still needing follow up care. His leg has been pinned together with an external brace to hold the bones in place.

In 2006, we helped Charlie who got out of the back yard, and was hit by a car during his 'adventure'. His family couldn't afford the several thousand dollars of surgery and medical care. Rather than having Charlie euthanized because of his broken leg, his family gave him up, and Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico stepped in. Today, Charlie is fully recovered and doing well.

It's your donations that pay for this. Adoption fees cover the basic examinations and care while in foster care, with little left over to fund emergency care that wonderful hounds like Buster and Charlie need. Together we can help save these beautifule hounds. Won't you consider a donation today?

Basset Waddle 2007

May 13, 2007

Basset Waddle

The ALL BASSET HOUND WADDLE of 2007 is now in the memory album of Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico, Inc. And what a wonderful day it certainly was. A big THANK YOU to all who attended and contributed to the fun and excitement of the day.

There were over 78 Bassets in attendance with at least 125 owners or food slaves. We had games such as longest ears, sexiest waddle for the girls, hunkiest waddle for the boys, best sitter upper and best drooler. The humans scored highly in the best howling contest. The Bassets would sit on the grass and watch their person attempt to get their dog to howl with them. That contest alone was worth the price of admission.

Six Bassets Need Permanent Homes

January 6, 2007

Happy New Year to all Basset lovers!

Just before Christmas, four basset hounds were found together in Rio Rancho. They had been well cared for, and all had collars, but no ID tags. Rio Rancho Animal Shelter held them to be claimed by their owners, but several weeks later, they haven't been claimed so are available for adoption. The youngest female has already been adopted, leaving just one male and two females.

George and Maggie have been together but with a new baby in the house, they've got to find a new home. It would be good to place them together if possible, but they can be placed separately. Finally there's Banjo, a beautiful one-year-old male basset hound. His owner left him with a caretaker, but was supposed to be back for him in a month. Three months later, she can't be located, and he now needs a permanent home.

So there are six basset hounds needing a fresh start with the New Year. View their profiles, on the Adoption page!

We list new dogs as soon as we can as they become available for adoption. But don't wait until you see the dog you want on the website! Send an email today and tell us you want to adopt now! Together we'll figure out the best temperament for your basset hound, and match you up when the dog is in need.


An Update On Charlie

Charlie: Angels WantedNovember 29, 2006

We just received an foster care update on Charlie, our young male red & white basset hound who was hit by a car on October 23. Foster-Mom Karla reports that Charlie is doing very well with his recovery! Karla says:

"Charlie has been with us for a few weeks now, and we are crazy about him! He is extremely active and playful, just as you would expect in a young dog. He is learning about boundaries with the other dogs and loves to eat. He is still limping and probably will be for a while, but the limp is significantly better than when we got him. He never acts as if he is in pain or discomfort at all, other than the limp. He uses the doggie door and no longer has accidents in the house. He will chew on things if he is bored or wanting attention, and is still very puppy-like.

We sure do love this boy--it will be hard to let him go! He will definitely need a home where he can get lots of attention and with someone who is patient with his puppy-ness."

Sponsor Charlie

Basset Rescue still needs help with the medical expenses for Charlie. All our dogs are dependent on the generousity of foster parents like Karla, but housing and caring for the dogs is only part of the expense. In a case like Charlie, Basset Rescue pays for the medical expenses. Can you help with a financial contribution for Charlie's medical bills?

Sponsorship dontations can be mailed to:

  • Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico
    Attn: Charlie's Angels
    1624 Stanford Drive, SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

Remember, Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico is a licensed 501(c)(3) charity, so all donations are fully tax deductable.

A Special Permanent Home for Charlie

Charlie is well into his recovery, and as Foster-Mom Karla reports, he'll need a home that can give him lots of love and attention. He is still limping, and a final evaluation is still needed to determine if he will have any special needs such as a single story home with no stairs. Send an email to adopt@bassetrescuenm.org to find out more information on adopting.


Two New Bassets Need Permanent Homes

November 25, 2006

A Happy Thanksgiving wish to all our supporters. And Many thanks to the tremendous response to our parade of bassets that needed homes earlier this month. All but one have already been placed!

As the Holiday Season is quickly underway, there are two new Basset Hounds — Watson and Dixon in search of permanent homes. View their profiles, along with Arnold on the Adoption page! And keep an eye out for Charlie! He's in foster care, but will be looking for a permanent home as soon as he is fully recovered from his auto accident!

New dogs will be listed as they come in. But don't wait until you see the dog you want on the website! Send an email today and tell us you want to adopt now! Together we'll figure out the best temperament for your basset hound, and match you up when the dog is in need.


Lots of Bassets Needing Permanent Homes

November 3, 2006

There has been a virtual parade of Basset Hounds available for adoptions in the past week. Please check on the Adoptions page for their profiles.

A quick rundown give us: Ned, Arnold, Drippy and Dillon - young males; Stewart, a senior male. And two ladies looking for homes - Alice, an 8 year old sweetheart, and Ellie - A young 2 year old.

Charlie will be in foster care for a number of weeks, until he has recovered from his surgery

New dogs will be listed as they come in. But don't wait until you see the dog you want on the website! Send an email today and tell us you want to adopt now! Together we'll figure out the best temperament for your basset hound, and match you up when the dog is in need.


Wanted: Charlie's Angels!

Charlie: Angels WantedOctober 27, 2006

Meet Charlie. He's incredibly handsome. He's oh so sweet, and he needs some Angels!

Charlie is a young male red & white basset hound — about a year and a half to two years old. He was hit by a car on October 23, near his home in Santa Fe. His owners were unable to pay for the urgent medical care or take care of him after the necessary surgery. Faced with euthanizing him, or giving him up, they relinquished him. Charlie was transported to Albuquerque and his leg was surgically repaired on October 25. The surgery was very sucessful, and he's now putting a little weight on the leg.

But Charlie needs your help! The medical costs for the first week are nearly $3,000! And Charlie will need follow up visits and a few more x-rays to check his progress.

Sponsor Charlie

With the exception of donated services, Basset Rescue pays for all medical expenses for Charlie, and all the Basset Hounds that find permanent homes through our organization. Won't you help today?

Sponsorship dontations can be mailed to:

  • Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico
    Attn: Charlie's Angels
    1624 Stanford Drive, SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106

Remember, Basset Hound Rescue of New Mexico is a licensed 501(c)(3) charity, so all donations are fully tax deductable.

A Special Foster Home is Needed

Charlie will also need special foster home. He'll need someone to help nurse him back to health. His foster home, or a Transportation Angel will need a station wagon, or van, and someone strong enough to gently lift him to take him to follow up visits to the vet. Even though he's putting some weight on the leg, it will take 6-8 weeks to heal — so he shouldn't be doing any climbing or jumping until then! Basset Hound Rescue can help with the extra supplies needed for his recovery. Please call 505- 242-2239 or email foster@bassetrescuenm.org to help.

A Special Permanent Home for Charlie

Our hounds are placed in new permanent homes when they have been rehabilitated. Charlie will have a long recovery period, and we won't know if he will have any special needs (such as a single story home, no stairs) for several weeks. Send an email to adopt@bassetrescuenm.org to find out more information on adopting.


New Web Site Launched

October 1, 2006

Thank you for visiting our New Web Site! The site was developed by Linda Sanchez-Harms of Girlie Bits. The graphic design was created by Gabe Abadilla of Pint.

Check out our Adoptions Page. New dogs will be listed as they come in. But don't wait until you see the dog you want on the website! Send an email today and tell us you want to adopt now! Together we'll figure out the best temperament for your basset hound, and match you up when the dog is in need.


Hercules is Adopted!

Hercules Basset, now known as Fred, was adopted by Long-Haul Trucker Mark Rivard on October 1, 2006. Mark writes that Fred is a wonderful traveling companion. He needs to make a few extra stops, but that helps to keep him alert on the road. Mark credits Fred with helping him lose a few extra pounds and getting him back in shape as they take a quick jog at each stop.

Take a look at our available basset hounds. Wouldn't you like to welcome one into your life. It could change your life!


Foster Homes Needed for Rescued Basset Hounds

We have an urgent need for foster homes. Email us for full information and to be added to our list of homes. We have an average of 20 hounds in foster care each year throughout the state. Since we never know when or where a home is needed, we need homes availabe. Please consider opening your home to needy Basset Hound. The average stay is 3 weeks, and all medical expenses are paid by Basset Rescue of New Mexico.